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7 Reasons Why YOU Should Wear Little Black Dresses At Prom!

By Adrian Leighton

Why Wearing Little Black Dresses To Prom Is A Great Idea For Any Girl!

little black dresses for prom

Who doesn't love little black dresses? They're the classic dress style that you can just never go wrong with! I'm sure we've all got them in our closet (at least one surely?), but have you considered that they could be a good option for prom?

If you're in the position that many prom-goers find themselves in, where you just can't seem to find a prom dress that's 'just so,' then why not consider wearing little black dresses?

What Should I Know About Little Black Dresses?

If you don't know the strengths of little black dresses yet, then take a look at these:

  1. Black goes with everything, making it so much easier to choose accessories and make-up!
  2. It's a flattering color that will help any shape or size to look and feel great!
  3. LBDs are available in many different styles, fit for any taste and event.

Taking all of these factors into account, you can see why prom is a good event to wear an LBD! Many girls will be wearing very big prom dresses that have their place of course, but you can look cool, stylish, and unique in your LBD. Also, if you do pick up a new one, then you're going to be pleased as an LBD can be worn time and time again, whereas finding a less than formal occasion where you can re-wear your prom dress is going to be rarer!

What Kinds Of Little Black Dresses Suit Me?

It's a good question! Now that we know why little black dresses are a good choice for a prom dress, it's time to look at 7 different LBDs to suit almost any girl's shape. Can you find yourself in this list?

1. A-line Little Black Dresses For Bottom Heavy Girls

The great thing about A-line little black dresses is that they skirt over your lower half, meaning that they're very flattering for girls with a bottom-heavy figure. Some straps or a strapless design will also draw the eye to your upper body, decreasing the amount of attention on your lower half!

Here's a good example:

A-line Beading Elastic Woven Satin Sleeveless Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01677, $109

A-line Beading Elastic Woven Satin Sleeveless Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01677, $109


2. Choose Sleeves If You Wish To Cover Your Arms

Many people think that sleeves look very old-fashioned and will age you, certainly not what you want at prom! However there are many little black dresses with sleeves that look stylish and will help you to feel more confident about your arms.

Such as this style:

Sheath Black Sleeveless Jewel Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02181, $94

Sheath Black Sleeveless Jewel Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02181, $94


3. LBDs For Plus Sizes

Having curves doesn't mean that you can't join the fun with an LBD! On the contrary, there are heaps of styles that you can choose from that are flattering, and will disguise any extra curves! Just keep fabrics light, choose a flowy design that's not too snug, and consider some sleeves and you're all good!

Here's a nice one:

Black V-neck Princess Capped Chiffon Homecoming Dresses, Style Code: 05976, $89

Black V-neck Princess Capped Chiffon Homecoming Dresses, Style Code: 05976, $89


4. Cover Your Legs

If your legs aren't your strong point then you'll want to choose a longer little black dress, but don't worry as you've got a lot of options! Not all LBDs are super short, and you can see that this has a pretty illusion asymmetrical dress!

Black Ruffles Sweetheart Sleeveless Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 00780, $99

Black Ruffles Sweetheart Sleeveless Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 00780, $99


5. Flattering For Bigger Busts

You know what they say, "If you've got it, flaunt." This is the key to looking great for top heavy girls, so you'll want to focus on LBDs with a V-neck, portrait, or square neck.

Look at this portrait style below and you'll see why it flatters a fuller bust.

Chiffon Sleeveless Short Portrait Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01298, $89

Chiffon Sleeveless Short Portrait Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 01298, $89


6. Flattering For Smaller Busts

On the other hand if you have a smaller bust then you'll need to choose a little black dress that gives your chest a subtle boost. Think decoration, as elements like ruffles, ruching, bows, etc, will add some bulk there and help to balance your figure.

This LBD has a lot of ruffles, and is the ideal illustration of how they can give you more 'size' up top to balance with your lower body.

Strapless Sleeveless Black Short Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02442, $74

Strapless Sleeveless Black Short Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02442, $74


7. Good LBDs For Skinny Girls

There's nothing wrong with being thin, but it can mean that your profile lacks curves and the feminine sexiness that comes with them. In this case you'll want to choose an LBD that can boost your body's natural shape, so think a belt to cinch in your waist and create an hourglass silhouette. Ruffles, peplums, and various other decorations that add volume to the dress are also your allies in this!

The belt on the dress below gives your wasit definition, and the tiered skirt adds shape to your silhouette.

Tiered Skirt Sweetheart with Ribbon Cocktail Dress, Style Code: 08326, $84

Tiered Skirt Sweetheart with Ribbon Cocktail Dress, Style Code: 08326, $84


If none of these types describe you then that's fine, most little black dresses are likely to suit you, so it's just a case of finding one that you love!

Are you a fan of LBDs? When do you wear them? Would you wear one to prom? Tell us by commenting please...

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Real OuterInner Customer Reviews: Susan Shi's Little Black Dress

Susan Shi's Little Black Dress

By Adrian Leighton We've just recieved some lovely pictures and review from a customer of ours in South Bay, California. Susan Shi is a violin teacher and she bought a little black dress to wear during some of the performances that she's involved in. Let's take a look at her comments and nice pictures: Here's what Susan said:
I bought this black dress recently and I love it very much! I think that the material is good quality and it actually didn't cost me too much as I remembered. So I would say that it's really worth it! I teach violin at a music studio in the South Bay Area of California, and I also do some performance for special events, so a dress like this is perfect for those times. The night I was wearing it that you can see in the pictures I felt very confident and happy by the compliments from all the friends and guests. I just love this dress! I would like to be a customer of OuterInner.com again in the near future for my next concert! Susan
Now let's see Susan wearing her little black dress:

A Really Pretty Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dress

Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02588, US$79.00  
Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02588, US$79.00  
Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02588, US$79.00  
If you'd like to get Susan's little black dress, you can here:
Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02588, US$79.00 Sleeveless Black Empire Straps Little Black Dresses, Style Code: 02588, US$79.00  
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The Surprising Truth About Your Little Black Dress

Facts You Never Knew About Your Little Black Dress

Audrey Hepburn in her trademark little black dress
What is a little black dress to you? A timeless classic? That faithful dress that's always the first to get tried on for a party? One thing's for sure, the LBD is going nowhere and has been a style icon since the days of the 50s bombshells like Audrey hepburn who you can see above in one of her famous little black dresses. Despite the little black dress being immensely popular and only in one colour, a recent survey of 2000 women featured in the 'Mail online' is quite an eye-opener, as it suggests that it takes us a lot longer to choose an LBD than you may think! Let's take a look. LBDs are beloved of many celebrities like Victoria Beckham here, who is often seen in them:
Victoria Beckham in little black dress

Finding And Keeping An LBD Is A Labor Of Love

Believe it or not, the survey showed that finding a new LBD will take the average woman a massive 30 hours of shopping! That's 5 full days! Does it take you that long to find a new dress? That's not all though, as it suggests that the average woman parts with nearly US$200 per dress and only wears it twice because she's worried about being seen in the same dress too many times!

The Little Black Dress Is The Commando Of Your Wardrobe

An interesting fact to come out of this was that '8 out of 10 women claim to own an LBD,' thinking that no wardrobe is complete without it. Do you agree, or are you not an LBD fan? However most LBDs are almost never worn, rather spending an average of 11 years in your wardrobe. So it seems that just having an LBD ready for action, should there ever be an occasion where it's needed, is enough to make most of us feel satisfied with our wardrobes! If you'd like to see the whole article you can read it here. So do you fit the profile of the women interviewed here? How often do you wear your little black dress? Let us know by leaving a reply please :-)    

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Your LBD Is History. Little White Dresses Are The New Black!

The LBD is dead, long live Little White Dresses!

little white dresses are the new LBDs
Whenever someone says that something is 'the new black' it means it's really popular, and seeing that little white dresses are really hot right now it's perhaps fair to say that white IS the new black! But can we really replace our trusty LBDs? Do we even want to? Can the little white dress, or LWD, really replace the mighty LBD? Let's take a look in this blog:

Why Replace LBDs With Little White Dresses?

even zebras want to get in on the white action
"White is better than black." Arguable I know, but there are lots of reasons to choose white over black... We all know the old saying that 'black is slimming,' right? It's true and this is why your LBD is such a trusty, wear-anytime, option. But what would you say if I was to tell you that little white dresses can also be as slimming, if not more! White is also great as it's naturally brighter and a bit more cheerful than black and is also an appropriate color for most situations too. Think about your wardrobe now. Is it dominated by vibrant colors and patterns, or is it an ocean of dark, depressing colors like black? If your answer is the latter then maybe you really need an injection of brightness to cheer things up a bit! Why should boring, dark colors be a default option? White is much more cheerful and certainly a little more eye-catching than black which just kind of blends in with the background. It's also a great color for the hotter months or holidays when you're going to be outside because little white dresses will naturally be cooler as they reflect the sunlight. Perhaps consider them for an outdoor wedding too if you've got one coming up.

I'm Not Sure If I Want To Wear So Much White!

white, not ONLY for ghosts
I know that it can be daunting to wear a lot of white when it's generally seen as the preserve of brides or ghosts, but it's honestly a really versatile color because it's:
  • Easy to match with most other colors, even black (monochromatic black 'n' white looks are really in right now in fact)
  • It's a neutral color that is a heck of a lot less scary than some of the brights and neons around these days
 
  • It is very pure and fresh and will help you look younger
 
  • It's perfect for ANY skin tone
  In fact don't believe the hype when it comes to white having the ability to overpower pale skin and leave you looking drawn. This is highly unlikely, because everyone's skin tone is darker than white!

Little White Dress Wearing Tips

If you're sold on the idea of getting a little white dress of your own then follow these tips to get the best out of wearing it:
  • Try it on first to make sure it isn't too sheer or you may give everyone a surprise at your next event!
  • Dark underwear showing through a white dress is NOT cool, go for white or nude.
 
  • Choose a dress that's not too loose, otherwise it'll look too flouncy and cloud-like.
 
  • Try wearing some fun, chunky and bright accessories as these go well with whites.
 
  • Avoid white shoes, otherwise you will look like you're going to play tennis. This also goes for other garments, such as a sweater or shawl. If you overdo the white then you WILL be heading into bridal territory!
 

Let's Look At Some Of Our Favorite Little White Dresses

Here's a selection of OuterInner.com's best little white dresses, but don't forget that there are loads more on site! Click on each picture to get further details and buy the dress:
Floor-length White A-line Spaghetti Straps Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 02049, US$74.00 This is a lovely strappy A-line little white dress and is just US$74.  
Chiffon White Sheath One Shoulder Mini Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 07465, US$79.00 We love the illusion one-shoulder on this chiffon LWD and it's also a bargain at only US$79.  
Beading Satin Strapless Bridesmaid Dresses, Style Code: 05670, US$89.00 What a bombshell! This satin strapless LWD is simply gorgeous and can be yours for US$89!  
Square Neck and Back Cocktail Dress, Style Code: 08335, US$69.00 Just love the classic look of this square bateau necked LWD which has shades of the 50s movie icons about it! It's a budget-friendly US$69.  

Ready to buy little white dresses now? Follow that link to see a selection of our best LWDs, but remember that almost every OuterInner.com dress can be made in white!

 
Would you make the change to little white dresses? Do you already prefer white over black? Have you got any LWD tips to share with us? Please let us know by leaving a comment!  

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The Little Black Dress Wearer's Guide (Infographic)

The Little Black Dress Wearer's Guide

If you love to wear a little black dress then you'll love this infographic from OuterInner.com where we look at some fun and funky ways to accesorize your LBD!
little black dress tips
Every girl loves an LBD. After all, they're one of the most versatile dresses and can be worn anywhere! Did you get some good tips about glamming up your little black dress? Maybe you have some ideas of your own? What's your favorite occasion to wear an LBD? Please share your thoughts and ideas by leaving them as a comment below!

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